Now, I am definitely NOT a math whiz by any means. I am famous for measuring and cutting my paper only to find out that I should have cut it a different size. I do know that this was a super-fun, low-key project for me though with practically no measuring involved! I let my Cricut Expression 2 do all of the cutting along with my Close to My Heart Artiste cartridge!
I made this adorable Easter time treat. It is actually a clever sucker sleeve (try saying that three times fast!)
I used the Smoothie Dotty for You paper for the juicy strawberry, and the Pear B&T Chantilly Paper as the leaf. The easy-peasy tag is one of the square remnants from the Irresistibles Frames that I inked with Buttercup Exclusive Ink. Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE using leftovers? Not the food kind so much, but the paper type, YES!
A simple banner with the sentiment is popped up with a few layers of cardstock for dimension. This is a fantastic trick that I just learned from Katy Tayor, one of the DT at the Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog. Here is her post about this clever technique. I continued the "dots" theme with some of our new Washi tape. It was really easy to punch a hole in one corner of my tag to tie it to the stem, I mean stick, of the sucker. ;)
This pretty green ribbon is actually our Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon that I colored with our amazing Alcohol Ink markers! I love this method of quickly coloring the ribbon because it dries so fast! Patience is not one of my strong points. Sparkle, yes--patience, no. ;) Here is a look at the backside of the berry.
I just love how Rachel Loesch at the Cricut With Heart Blog shows her projects with the cuts and sizes on her versamat, so decided to try it here. GREAT idea, Rachel--it really helps explain the how-to of the design.
The 3D strawberry cut is on page 72 of the Cricut Artiste handbook. I cut it at 3.5 inches relative dial size, but cut the leaf at 3 inches so it would not get in the way of the tag. If you aren't adding a tag, then feel free to cut it larger to match the berry. I cut the leaf out twice, flipping the paper over for the second cut. This way I can glue the two together and have the green side show on both sides. :)
I first tied the bakers twine to the stick and then wove it in and out of the flaps for the strawberry. I wove three flaps through one side of the tie and the next three through the other, ending around the stick again with a knot.
Next, I inked up the edges of the leaf, and gently widened the hole in the middle with my Crop-o-dile just enough to fit snugly over the stick.
Now it's your turn to take the Color My Heart Color Dare! Pick any two Close to My Heart Paper Packs and combine them for a whole new look! Be sure to link up with us to share your project. I can't wait to see what you make! :)